The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said the faint drama of acting MD of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Professor Daniel Pondei while being questioned by the House of Representatives committee, has highlighted the weight of corruption tormenting the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration.
PDP further said it was obvious that the embattled NDDC acting Managing Director fainted under the weight and shame of overwhelming collective guilt brought on him by the exposure of massive corruption being perpetrated by the agency’s officials and members of the ruling party.
The statement by the PDP reads: “It is revealing that Pondei could go no further in the face of scathing revelations of direct pillaging of resources meant for the development and welfare of the Niger Delta people, in an unbridled corruption racket, in which the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, also stands accused”.
“It is rather curious that Professor Pondei slumped after lawmakers demanded explanations on the contentious payment of billions of naira, alleged unbudgeted sums, to certain companies by the NDDC”.
“This is particularly as Nigerians recall that the embattled acting MD of NDDC had, last week, stalled proceedings by challenging the legislators and walking out on the House of Representatives investigative panel”.
“The situation in the NDDC is just a tip of the iceberg on the humongous corruption, looting spree and concealment going on in ministries, department and agencies of government being perpetrated by APC leaders and their cronies”.
The statement further said, “Our party restates our submission to President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately suspend the Minister of Niger Delta Affair, Akpabio, as well as disband the NDDC Interim Management Committee, IMC if he indeed desires the coordinated probe he ordered to yield any credible results”.